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Doctor insights on: Light Brown Discharge During Late Pregnancy

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Light brown spotting during ovulation. Could i be pregnant?

Light brown spotting during ovulation. Could i be pregnant?

Impossible to know: If you are getting bleeding at abnormal times in your cycle, it is a good idea to have your gyn evaluate it. Pregnancy cannot be determined until at least a few days before your next period. ...Read more

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Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Late pregnancy getting a watery dark discharge?

Discharge: I would be concerned that this may be ruptured membranes. You should be seen for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Light spotting nausea before period? Pregnancy?

Light spotting nausea before period? Pregnancy?

Spotting: No. If you are concerned you are pregnant, check home pregnancy test with first morning pee. If negative, recheck again in 1 week. If both neg, very unlikely you are pregnant. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Jelly like discharge during late pregnancy?

Mucous plug?: Many patients will describe their mucous plug as jelly like. Many times you will loose your before contractions start, but you can't predict labor based on it. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, slight cramping/nasuea, bloating, light flow dark red/brown discharge, negative hpt?

Period 4 days late, slight cramping/nasuea, bloating, light flow dark red/brown discharge, negative hpt?

See below: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. You may wish to re do the test in 3-4 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.

4days of brown vaginal discharge now light pink dischrge.My period ended a week before the brown discharge came.My blood test high esr. not pregnant.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period... Negative home pregnancy test..

Brown vaginal discharge 11 days before expected period... Negative home pregnancy test..

Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Period started late. After normal brown discharge after period, 1 week later heavy brown discharge like a period. Pregnancy?

Period started late. After normal brown discharge after period, 1 week later heavy brown discharge like a period. Pregnancy?

Take a test: If you think you are pregnant then take a home pregnancy test and in minutes you will have your answer. Sounds like you just had a late period which is very common. Consider birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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Three day late period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Three day late  period brownish and pinkish discharge negative pregnancy test (bought the $1 ones)?

Not sure: You might want to try a different test if you are not sure. The other option would we to see your MD and check a blood test. It may just be that you had a delay in ovulation, and that you period may come a little later than usual. If you haven't started in a week and you test is negative, you may want to check with your MD. ...Read more

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Watery discharge before 4days period meaning pregnant?

Watery discharge before 4days period meaning pregnant?

Not necessarily.: Thin, milky white discharge is often noted with early pregnancy but is not diagnostic for it. If you miss your period then you should take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Missed pill. My period is 3 days late and im having cramping and light brown discharge/spotting instead, early sign of pregnancy?

Missed pill. My period is 3 days late and im having cramping and light brown discharge/spotting instead, early sign of pregnancy?

Possible: Always a possibility, especially with missed pills. But could also be your period a little late, could be breakthrough bleeding from the pills, could be from other causes - fibroids, ovarian cysts, stress, lots of things can cause irregular bleeding. Always best to rule out pregnancy first. ...Read more

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Preg test neg, light pink & light brown discharge at time of periods & cramps after coffee, during period week. Is that my periods not coming properly?

Preg test neg, light pink & light brown discharge at time of periods & cramps after coffee, during period week. Is that my periods not coming properly?

Periods can vary: Menstrual periods may vary a little in length, pain and flow. Sometimes they can even be skipped or come very early or late due to stress. Occasionally periods are more painful due to an STD. If your pregnancy test was negative, and you had a period of any sort, you are probably not pregnant. If you are still concerned, re-check a home test in a week, and/or see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Early blood spotting late period. Pregnant?

Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home pregnancy test. It is inexpensive and accurate. ...Read more

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Light pink discharge day period is due no period mucus?

Light pink discharge day period is due no period mucus?

Check home pregnancy: If + call OB/Gyn, stop anything harmful to fetus. If - expect next period to be normal. If not, see Gyn ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more